Voters went to the polls this Sunday in Moldova to nominate their next president.
The outgoing head of state, Igor Dodon, supported by Moscow, is seeking a second term against several pro-European opponents, including his center-right rival Maia Sandu, expected to cross the first round.
Perhaps now is the time to choose between turning more to Europe or Russia, for the former Soviet republic, stuck between the two blocs, while part of its territory, Transnistria, has claimed its independence there. thirty years ago with the support of Moscow, which deployed troops there.
Political crises have followed one another in recent years in the country. Some observers fear the scenario of a popular protest, as in Belarus, when previous polls have been marred by fraud. The second round is scheduled for November 15.